Meet the BBY Warriors
At Bohemian Bliss Yoga, ‘Life is what you make it…!’ We thrive on positivity and if it is not there, we are responsible for creating it. As a Warrior (a member on the Administrative side), we do our best to get you into the right class, at the right location, and at the right time. We customize our service for YOU. We always see the opportunity and follow a 'never say no' attitude. Warriors are always there for encouragement, a personal conversation, and are present while communicating with you along your health and wellness journey. We are to work on self-love first before attending to the needs of others and keep our energy and balance in a safe place. Tribe members spend time in nature and enjoy the simple pleasures life has to offer. Most importantly, we grow together as one.
Kandra Cassar's Yoga journey has been an incredible & unforgettable, spiritually guided path through life. She classifies her Yoga practice to be a lifestyle oppose to just the physical practice of asanas (postures). She teach an Ashtanga Vinyasa flow, holding postures for 5 breaths, focusing on drishti (gaze), bandhas (locks), and vinyasa (marriage of breath & movement) and always has a creative and meaningful life lesson as an intention.
As a child Kandra took many different styles of dance, however it was Acro she enjoyed practicing the most. Acro is short for Acrobatics, playing with splits, bridges, cartwheels, aerials, back walk-overs, etc. Flexibility has stayed with her throughout the years because of practice. She believes we are all still kids at heart and this shows through our Yoga practice. During high school she joined the cheerleading team taking part in lifts, choreography dance, and group movement.
Once Kandra finished school she was desperate for adventure, to see the world, and explore all it had to offer. She packed her bags and moved to what she thinks is the most beautiful place on Earth - Lake Louise, Alberta. Her true love was found– nature & the outdoors, she always felt like something was missing from her life until the beauty hit her! From there, Kandra moved to Vancouver Island, gallivanting on the islands, and experiencing the open ocean. So if you didn’t already think she was a gypsy-traveling hippie…
Kandra had never been one to attend a studio on a constant basis for Yoga. Her journey may be somewhat different than how most Yogis pick up the practice. She would do a few classes here and there, but it was when she moved to Australia for a year that it truly filled her life in a very satisfying way, through lifestyle. She wasn’t working full time, travelling and picking up work along the way in the agricultural industry (working on farms, picking, packing, maintaining, tractor driving) following the harvest season. Kandra had more free time than ever before allowed for exercise and long time needed work on self-love. She started practicing her own routine everyday in a room by myself for an entire year. It changed her life in so many different ways. She became more mentally focused, positive, calm, determined, physically fit, and most of all, gave her self-love. From working on these farms she learned how to appreciate Mother Nature and all nature has to offer. She started appreciating real nutritious food and where it comes from, it changed her outlook on her diet completely. She eats a refined sugar-free, preservative free, diary free, organic when possible diet because she believes this is what real food is, prepared with love and meant to nourish the body, not just fill it.
Summers ago Kandra was working up in Muskoka where she'd practice Yoga on docks everyday teaching friends who wanted to know all about it! It truly made her think of how amazing it was to share her practice with others and how much they enjoyed and found themselves growing from it. That’s when Kandra knew she wanted to become a teacher. She started researching different styles of Yoga that resembled her practice the most. To India she went, the original birthplace of all Yoga! Kandra wanted to know where Yoga in the Western world truly originated from, so she went to study Ashtanga Yoga. On her journey, she travelled 9 other countries and started teaching in Europe.
Kandra considers herself to be a spiritual traveling Yogi, a free-spirited soul that lets the signs of the Universe guide her down this crazy path we call life. She believes this is the way all life should be lived, free from regret, judgment, and having nothing but the thought that we are all ONE in each other, peace, love, beauty, & joy.
"Bring your mat, energy, good vibes & smiles. Life is what you make it! Let your journey begin..."
FB Personal: Kandra Cassar
IG Personal: @barefoot.beauty_
FB Page: Bohemian Bliss Yoga
IG Business: @bohemianblissyoga
FOUNDER & CREATOR
Yogi Name Yogi Kay
School Kranti Yoga, India Goa
Practicing Since 2014
Teaching Since 2016
Certificates 200 HR Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Meditation & Kriyas, 10 HR Hot Yoga, SoulBody Barre/Unhitched/ZenBurn Yoga, Fitness Instructor Specialist CanFitPro, Special Event Planning Diploma - George Brown College, Studied Business at Ryerson University and DoTERRA Wellness Advocate
Mantra "You're worthy of all your dreams coming true. You're more than you appear, the strength and the power of the world rests within you."
Favourite Style of Yoga Ashtanga
Favourite Yoga Pose King Dancers
Yogi Name Yogi Auti / Warrior Auti
Business Administrative 3 Year Diploma
Event and Meeting Planning Certificate
Practicing Since 2014
Mantra "The Universe is for me, and so is everything else." – Yoga with Adriene
Favourite Style of Yoga Vinyasa Warriors, Warrior l, ll, and Peaceful Warrior
I am Warrior Auti – the behind-the-scenes guru for Bohemian Bliss Yoga. I started assisting Kandra with BBY in September of 2020 while I was on my second maternity leave and in need of some outward creativity while being off work and during the pandemic. Since then, I have developed my role with BBY in assisting and supporting the instructors, students and Administrative needs. I love helping others and
being the person people can turn to if they need help.
At home I keep busy with my 3-year old, Ardaya, and my 1-year-old, Brooklyn. I learn something new everyday being a mother and I find practicing yoga and breath work to
contribute very positively to my ever-changing day-to-day life. When I am happy, my family is happy.
I also work part-time as Student support in post-secondary education and thoroughly enjoy my position, as again, helping others.
In my free time I enjoy running, walking, yoga, swimming, working in my garden, supporting causes in need, and playing with my two girls.
Yogi Name Cris
School Yoga Farm Ithaca
Practicing Since 2006
Teaching Since 2020
Mantra I choose faith over fear. Everything happens for us, not to us.
Favourite Style of Yoga Hatha / Vinyasa
Favourite Yoga Pose Pigeon
I am Cris, a little jack of all trades here at Bohemian Bliss Yoga. First and foremost, you will know me as one of the BBY Yogi Healers; though, you might not realize I also help behind the scenes to assist in helping BBY stand out in our unique personal care. It’s not enough for me to just teach I also want to help you get the most out of your time with us. My Warrior role means I’m here to answer any questions
and help you get the most out of your yoga practice. So, don’t be surprised to hear from me or feel free to approach me on site for anything you might need.
Yoga has brought so much joy into my life! It has created an outlet for stress and has helped me achieve physical health goals; not to mention, I’ve been able to connect with a lovely community of yogis. I love how at BBY we get to practice in unique venues, experiencing the beauty of nature. My practice is more than an activity, it enriches my life keeping me connected to God and myself.
In addition to my yogi practice, I am always on the go chasing my 7 yr old daughter, out biking, hiking,
paddle boarding, snowboarding, horseback riding, just try and slow me down! That being said, I do enjoy
curling up with a good book.